| THIS THANKSGIVING, HELP GIVE GEORGIA’S WILDLIFE A CHANCE (11/20/2012) |
Are you grateful for Georgia’s wildlife and wild places?
During this season of thanks, you can help conserve our most endangered animals, plants and habitats.
From bald eagles to longleaf pine savannas, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Nongame Conservation Section is charged with conserving animals that are not legally fished for or hunted,... more
| PSO Receives Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (11/16/2012) |
Sheriff Donnie Craig announces the receipt of the Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.
The Pickens Sheriff’s Office was one of three Georgia law enforcement agencies to receive the HEAT grant in 2012. This grant exists to combat the death a... more
| Board of Education Called Meeting Concerning Use of Gym on Stegall Drive (Video) (11/15/2012)|
The Pickens County Board of Education called a meeting to discuss an intergovernmental agreement for the use of the old JES gym on Stegall Drive. There were agreements submitted by the City of Jasper and the Pickens County Recreation Department for consideration.
Commissioner Rob Jones agreed t...
| Economic Development Report October 2012 (11/15/2012)|
| Leadership Pickens Learns about Pickens County and the Economy (11/15/2012) |
Ever wonder why food costs rise when gas prices spike? Ever wonder why you can’t get a good interest rate on your savings account? Ever wonder why Walmart decided to develop a new store in Jasper? All of these occurrences can be explained through economics.
Economics is the study of the productio... more
| Pickens County 4-H Horse Club Fundraiser Horse Show at Bent Tree Arena (11/15/2012) |
Pickens County 4-H Horse Club held their 2012 Fundraiser Horse Show on October 6, 2012 at the Bent Tree Arena. They had a total of sixteen classes which included both English and Western classes. Riders also enjoyed some fun classes such as: Ride-A-Ribbon Class, Water Glass Class, Trail Class and... more
| Thrive to Five Collaborative Busy in the Fourth Quarter (11/15/2012) |
Thrive to Five is a collaboration of local agencies that provides coordinated services to enrich the lives of Pickens County families who have children aged conception to five. The strategies utilized enable parents to develop the ability and motivation to nurture their children, and inspire and ai... more
| Four Legged Love From Penny (11/13/2012) |
The following pet are looking for a home to fill with laughter and love.
Hi, I am Penny. I have beautiful markings of bronze and white. I am one year old and I am proud to say I am house broken. I weigh about 35 pounds and I am a hound mix. I am very smart, alert, and pretty. I l... more
| Jasper’s 3rd Annual Gingerbread Contest is on the Horizon (11/13/2012) |
Entry deadline is November 26, 2012
This will be the third year that Burnt Mountain Trading Company is sponsoring the Gingerbread Contest and we hope for it to continue for many years to come.
Last year when my parents came to town for a visit we went to Asheville and saw the National Gingerbread Contest held at the Grove Park Inn.... more
| Matthew Shirah wins ETC Spelling Bee (11/13/2012) |
After 28 rounds of competition Matthew Shirah with West Fannin Elementary won the 5th Annual ETC3 Spelling Bee. He spelled “instantaneous” correctly after Ellie Pool spelled it incorrectly. He then spelled “pneumonia” correctly to win. His school received an additional $1500 and he was awarded a ... more
| Piedmont Mountainside Hospital gets 64-slice CT scanner (11/13/2012) |
Piedmont Mountainside Hospital recently added a 64-slice Computed Tomography (CT) scanner to the imaging equipment available at the Jasper hospital. Patients can now receive advanced CT imaging, more commonly known as a “CAT scan,” thanks to the new SOMATOM 64, one of the most advanced CT scanners o... more
| Sassafras Literary Exchange Youth Writing Contest Entries Judged (11/13/2012) |
On November 5, 2012 a panel of nine judges convened at the Sharp Top Arts Association headquarters to judge the 2012 Sassafras Youth Writing Contest Entries. The panel was comprised of published authors, playwrights, educators, local leaders, and business people.
Middle school and high school... more
| Separation Anxiety (11/13/2012) |
Amanda adopted a little Shih Tzu named Sassy when she was a tiny puppy. The two of them lived with Amanda’s parents for several years. When it was time for Amanda to go away for college, she couldn’t take Sassy with her, so Sassy stayed with her parents. Sassy had always been well trained and had a ... more
| The Tater Patch Players prepare for The Miracle Worker (11/13/2012) |
As the actors learn lines and blocking, much more is going on to bring you a great theater experience. There are many others that work together to make up a show. Director Stan O’Kelley has put together a talented crew to work with the cast. The Assistant Director, Rachel Lawson helps the Directo... more
| Highlights from the 2013–2017 Pickens County Community Plan for the Advancement of Children and Families (11/11/2012) |
Facilitated by Pickens County Family Connection, Inc.
This long range Plan is intended to enhance and coordinate the resources and programs in Pickens County and to bring opportunities to children and families to thrive and to achieve measurable success.
Through the planning process, Family Connection Partners identified three priority issues facing... more
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